Howard Davies’ direction of this highly successful play does justice to Miller’s writing and accurately conveys the complex layers that make a father and son relationship unique. This is not only for dedicated supporters of Miller – even newcomers will enjoy the witty conversation between family and neighbours that are contrasted with scenes of raw truth, delivered by a strong ensemble cast. Continue reading All My Sons: Can Blood Ties Be Broken?
Without one word of dialogue, actors playing bears lay a tablecloth, put on deodorant, and eat foods wrapped in plastic. Unlike most other climate change art out there, Bears resembles a physical comedy with a dystopian tilt. Continue reading Bears: Peculiar and Non-Preachy, but Purposeless
Times may change, but the surreal voyeurism that Hamlet offers remains a constant source of entertainment for generations. Even then, this production stands out in its rawness, stripping Hamlet down – figuratively and literally – to its dirty, bloody, bones. Front row audience beware, blood splatter imminent. Continue reading Hamlet: The Madness of Isolation
Omigod, you guys. Legally Blonde, the blockbuster musical adaptation of the 2001 film, has been a steady choice for uni and college productions across the last few years. Most recent addition to the party is the University of Melbourne Music Theatre Association (UMMTA), with a strong rendition of the classic that proves the adage; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Performing in Union House’s … Continue reading Legally Blonde: Couldn’t get (So) Much Better
Inkling, directed by Ann-Marie Biagioni and Bronya Doyle, is Floor Work’s debut production, and what an exciting debut indeed! The piece is free of dialogue, relying predominantly on the cast’s physical work and the use of live music as story-telling devices. Inspired by Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight, the work delves into the concept of gaslighting via a cast of characters. Each character is defined by a … Continue reading Inkling: A Dark, Uneasy and Innovative Debut
Heathers: The Musical, based on the 1988 film of the same name, is not your typical high school musical. It is set at an educational institution, the fictional Westerburg High, and it does feature all your usual stereotypes; jocks, nerds, the popular girls and try-hard teachers. Murder, suicide, bombs and bullets however? Let’s just say it’s not exactly Grease or Hairspray… Continue reading Heathers: Bullets, Bombs and Beautiful Harmonies
On September 26 – 28 Our Father, the award winning family drama will be presented in collaboration with Union House Theatre as part of the 2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival. In light of the recent Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse, Our Father dives into the psychology of a family turned upside down. From emerging writer Lucy Holz and director Meg Taranto, this show rejects the … Continue reading Our Father: An interview with the writer